iPhone 14 Pro includes a new Dynamic Island that hides forward-facing TrueDepth camera hardware, and third-party app developers are already experimenting with ways to take advantage of the new iPhone capabilities.
Apple allows third-party developers to create Dynamic Island experiences, which may eventually include games. Chriss Smolka, developer of apps like WaterMinder and HabitMinder, today shared a simple Dynamic Island game concept modeled after Pong.
In the demo, “Hit the Island” uses a paddle underneath to send a ball to a Dynamic Island, with the goal of hitting the island and causing it to animate.
Smolka said the game is “turning out good” but there are some lag issues that need to be addressed. It remains to be seen if Apple will allow such a game featuring Dynamic Island, but there are undoubtedly other unique implementations that we can expect after the launch of the iPhone 14 Pro models this Friday.
Apple designed Dynamic Island to morph and change shape to accommodate what’s on the “iPhone” screen, and it’s used as a front and center information hub. The dynamic island blends into the display and provides a quick overview of the apps and services you use on the iPhone.
Later this week, we’ll be covering Dynamic Island in more detail, so stay tuned. MacRumors.
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